Jane O'Connell Connery of 809 Michigan Av. in Wilmette died Sept. 10 at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Mrs. Connery, 69, was active in numerous civic and philanthropic activities.
She was the founder and president of the Women's Board of the American Cancer Society, North Shore Unit; organizer and co-chairman of the Presentation Ball, now in its 20th year; and benefit chairman for several years for the Marillac Settlement House.
Mrs. Connery was also past president of Fidelitas, a Roman Catholic charitable organization; a board member for 30 years of the Illinois Catholic Women's Assn.; and a member of the Wilmette Catholic Women's Club.
She also was responsible for a WTTW [illegible] special series on lip-reading for the deaf.
She is survived by her husband, John C.; two daughters, Nancy Connery Zwick of Wilmette and Joan Mudd of Evanston; two sons, Michael J. of Lake Forest and Robert O. of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Dr. John T. O'Connell of Chicago; and a sister, Nancy Geiman.
A funeral mass was said Sept. 13 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Wilmette with a special eulogy by the Rev. James McGuire, chancellor of Loyola University. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston.